Monday, August 8, 2016

Another fun weekend

With all respect to Bob Seger.


On the long and lonesome highway
To the hospital
You can listen to your iPhone
Ringing with another call
You think about the differential
Of the case you saw the night before

But your thoughts will soon be wandering
The way they always do
When you've been awake for 27 hours
With consults still left to do
And you're sick of swilling coffee
You just wish the call was through

Here I am
Out on call again
There I am
On a rounding rampage
Here I go
Playin' doc again
There I go
Return the page

When you walk into the doctor's lounge
Strung out from Diet Coke
And the only food that's left in there
Is just a friggin' joke
So you take a half-eaten, stale, bagel
And try hard not to choke

They call to check the orders
"Hi, doctor this is Jan
In your note on Mr. Stroke
Did you want an MRI or CT scan?"
And at 2:00 a.m. you're there
Eating popcorn from a bedpan

Here I am
Out on call again
There I am
On a rounding rampage
Here I go
Playin' doc again
There I go
Return the page

Racing through the ER
The CT is 2 more halls away
And you've only got an hour left
To start the tPA
As the sweat pours out your body
"Please don't hemorrhage," you pray.

Later in the evening
As you lie awake in bed
With your cell phone like a live grenade
Lyin' near your head
You take another ER call
About a guy whose brain has bled

Here I am
Out on call again
There I am
Trapped in its cage
Here I go
Playin' doc again
There I go
Return the page.

12 comments:

Moose said...

Sometimes you scare me.

Agenericdoc said...

Great song!

When can we download the MP3 version from the Grumpy store?

Heidi said...

I hope I'm not the only one who read this post, hearing Bob Seger sing it in my head...

Thanks for choosing my favorite Bob Seger song.

Anonymous said...

That's just fabulous, Grump. You're a man of many talents.

Packer said...

Ok, My Monday is off to a good start.... Anyone else ?

And to think that I seriously considered playing hookey today.

Ygolonac said...

*applause*

animal lover said...

Hey Heidi, I heard Bob Seger singing it too! I had just listened to the original version on Sunday. Great job on the lyrics Doc!

bobbie said...

I heard Seeger too!

Well done, ye talented yak herder!!!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear Metallica's version.

Shash said...

Long week, I take it. Well done.

Stacey Gordon said...

I like your version better than Bob Seger's lyrics. The song always had a great sound, but all I heard when he sang it was a rockstar complaining about being successful and touring the country. Wahhhhhhh!
Your lyrics are infinitely more suited to the music.

Mayank Jain said...

I actually sung the whole thing in my head. The part about the mobile lying like a live grenade near my head is so soooo true...

 
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